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by PeeBee
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather

The previous post has been incorporated into the original documents (linked in the OP). Unlike my first thread on this subject which attracted loads of criticism, this thread attracted … well no comment at all. I guess the format (linked files) didn't lend itself to "normal" forum discussion, or the...
by PeeBee
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Strike Temperature

(EDIT 19/02/2019: This "modification" has now been edited into the original linked documents found in the OP). A small modification... This is very optional. I just like being tidy! I wasn't happy that changing "global options" would alter the calculated strike temperature in all my past logged rec...
by PeeBee
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather

To illustrate what is being pursued: The following are mash details for a recipe in Beersmith... 1 Beersmith New Recipe - Mash.JPG How this translates to Grainfather Connect and how that appears on the Grainfather controller... 2 Screenshot_20190203-162420_GFConnect plus 3 20190130_184036_WEB opaque...
by PeeBee
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Creating Recipes in Beersmith for the Grainfather

I started this topic some days ago, but the thread quickly degenerated into a bit of a disaster. So the thread had to be removed and I went away to see what could be done with the remnants. Here is the result. Sorry, but it has developed into a quite monstrous article! A two part online file: Part 1...
by PeeBee
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager fermentation, when to rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Lager fermentation, when to rack?

… The cornie has been carbed at about 12psi, I don’t know whether I will get much CO2 absorbed into the beer at 5c. what do you think? You'll get more CO2 absorbed at 5C (than higher temperatures, at the same pressure). Check the "carbonation calculators" to show this. I don't know if carbonation t...
by PeeBee
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: UK grown (commercially) Cascade any good??
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: UK grown (commercially) Cascade any good??

Fuggles are greatly underrated as a hop. But I'm referring back to times when there was "Goldings" (and a handful of others like various Whitebine varieties) and "Fuggles". But not too far back, Fuggles only joined the pack in 1875. Back then Fuggles wouldn't have rated as highly as some. https://w...
by PeeBee
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: UK grown (commercially) Cascade any good??
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: UK grown (commercially) Cascade any good??

Interesting. 20-30 years ago Cascade was the best of the bunch (of American hops) but they were getting over-used in UK beer and many people were getting fed up with them (they were very recognisable). Other types of American hops got slated in the few home-brewing books available at the time (often...
by PeeBee
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 1107

Re: Beer engine + polypins

… Can i ask how you connected everything up? What width line, what line attaches to poly pins easily, any non return valves etc? More than one way to skin a cat with this so I’m interested to hear what others have done. You don't use "non-return valves" although they do get called that or "check-va...
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 1107

Re: Beer engine + polypins

Just about to connect my new beer engine to a polypin this weekend - do I have to vent the polypin in the same way as you would a cask? It's been sat at about 12C for the last week and is still holding a good pressure. Should I vent it for a few hours then reseal and put into position to settle? If...
by PeeBee
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...

Be aware you'll get through quite a few 16g CO2 cartridges if your beer is highly carbonated, and if lowly carbonated the linked regulator may not adjust down to low pressures. In the long run you may be better off with a better regulator and larger cylinder (like a Sodastream cylinder).
by PeeBee
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...
Replies: 14
Views: 482

Re: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...

You can just disconnect the regulator and connect to the other. The cornie disconnects self-seal when disconnected. The carbonation will hold up for a while (certainly for an evening) when not connected up, but will stop serving beer when the pressure runs out and will need connecting up again. If y...
by PeeBee
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 16
Views: 756

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Can't you autoclave caskwidge?
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I clean/sanitise my floats in-situ so couldn't autoclave anyway. One issue with in-situ cleaning though is when forcing cleaner/sanitiser backwards down the liquid-out disconnect it can push the silicone hose off the (short) dip tube.
by PeeBee
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Storing liquid isinglass finings
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Storing liquid isinglass finings

… "At temperatures below 4° C (39° F) liquid finings are stable for at least six months. Slight deterioration may occur after 12 months." "At no time during mixing or storage should the temperature be allowed to exceed 14° C (57° F) or fall below 10° C (50° F)" … Never seen that! It does contradict...
by PeeBee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sudden problems predicting mash pH
Replies: 34
Views: 1149

Re: Sudden problems predicting mash pH

… A sample of the mash, taken between 10 to 15 minutes into the mash, should have a pH in the range 5.2 to 5.7. … Taking in what you are saying, I sampled today's mash at 10 minutes: It was pH6.0! I quickly took a second sample which would have been around 20-25 minutes in: It was pH 5.5 as predict...
by PeeBee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewery Scaling?
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Brewery Scaling?

I've got a 70L HLT, 50L mash tun & 100L Boiler.... I.can brew 15 gallon at around 4.5% Guess that proves my earlier assumption that I might want a bigger mashtun than 50L ... except; I've never brewed anything stronger than 4% in a 15 gallon batch. Ah well, it's all down to me being able to make th...